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Moths in Churchyards

See the latest moth counts on the Moths Page by selecting this link. The files relate to :- 1) St. Lawrence & Bishop Edward King, Dalby Saturday, August 5th, 2017 Lammas Moths 2) St.Mary's, Harrington Friday, August 18th 2017 3) St Peter & St Paul, Langton Monday, August 21st 2017

Owls

The Barn Owl, which has become symbolic of our project, continues to inhabit its 'home' in the west end of the church. I have attached a brief update for 2017. Garry Steele, our owl expert, continues to support us in terms of help, advice, ringing and forward management plans. We are extremely grateful. I am delighted to report that Garry has offered to run an Owl Pellet Workshop for us in November. This will give us the opportunity to learn about the diet of our owls and has the added bonus of supplementing our knowledge of the local small mammal population. As some of you may be aware, owl pellets contain the skeletons of ingested mammals and they provide a marvellous opportunity for 'Mec

Moths

Who would have thought that things on the Lepidoptera front could get more exciting? Well, I bring you news of a new initiative: Moths in Churchyards (MIC) We have been collecting records in Sutterby for some time but feel that some comparative data from other local churchyards would be interesting. So armed with our new moth trap and our Mother Superior we are striking out in August under cover of darkness to collect records from other ecclesiastical locations. If you would be interested in taking part, please let me know. You are not required to spend the night out of doors, however we do need to convene usually by 9am in the morning to count and record. There is no requirement or expectat